Welcome to the Maths Department


The Mathematics department is a forward thinking and innovative department that strives to ensure that students of all abilities are nurtured and challenged to achieve their full Mathematical potential. 

Pupils in year 7 and 8 follow the White Rose Mastery of Maths course where lessons focus on building confidence and resilience around basic skills and then applying these skills in problem solving scenarios. Being successful in Maths in the early years of high school inspires pupils to develop a passion for the subject.

In year 9 pupils begin the GCSE Maths course where communication skills are further developed. Pupils use logic, reason and organisational skills to tackle a mixture of real life Maths problems and algebra. Regular testing using past GCSE papers means that our pupils are well prepared for the final three exams in year 11.

Mrs Anne-Marie Carolan
Director of Mathematics

Meet the Team


Mrs A Carolan

Director of Mathematics
amc@snhs.kirklees.sch.uk


Mrs S Stonehouse

Teacher & KS4 Coordinator
ss@snhs.kirklees.sch.uk


Mrs K Morton

Teacher & KS3 Coordinator
School Lead Practitioner
km@snhs.kirklees.sch.uk

Mrs E Chin

Teacher
ejc@snhs.kirklees.sch.uk


Mrs K Crouchman

Teacher
kcr@snhs.kirklees.sch.uk


Mr A Flynn

Teacher
alf@snhs.kirklees.sch.uk


Mr A Foster

Teacher (SLT)
aef@snhs.kirklees.sch.uk


Mr A Iqbal

Teacher
ai@snhs.kirklees.sch.uk


Mr F Iqbal

Teacher
fi@snhs.kirklees.sch.uk


Mr B Jarvis

Teacher
bgj@snhs.kirklees.sch.uk


 
Mr R Leedham

Teacher
rl@snhs.kirklees.sch.uk


Mr P Loraine

Teacher
pl@snhs.kirklees.sch.uk


Mr T Marsden

Teacher
tem@snhs.kirklees.sch.uk


 

Curriculum Content


In the tabs below you will be able to read what your child is studying during each half term.  ‘Key Stage Three’ will give an overview of study for Years 7 and 8.  ‘Key Stage Four’ will outline teaching content for Years 9, 10 and 11.

The tab called ‘Curriculum Rationale’ will give you the reasoning behind why we teach your child what we do and why we have chosen to order the topics in the way we have.

We hope that you will find this information useful, but if you require anything further about your child’s education in this subject please do not hesitate to contact the Head of Department.


In KS3 we follow a Scheme of Learning (SOL) based on the schemes from White Rose Maths which are designed to support the aims and objectives of the National Curriculum. Based on a belief that Students who are successful with number are much more confident mathematicians, there is an emphasis placed on number work throughout. The scheme allows higher attaining students to be extended through depth rather than acceleration onto new content and also provides plenty of time to build reasoning and problem-solving elements into the curriculum. Each topic is taught around a broad skill, which is reinforced during the application of the skill in other areas of Maths. For example, Year 7 will learn about adding and subtracting for 3 weeks , but within this time they will use the skills in finding the perimeters of shapes, in calculating the mean of a set of numbers and work with directed numbers and decimals. This results in more time teaching the skill and its application so that students can recall and apply these skills fluently and accurately.  Pupils are placed into ability based sets and their progress in these sets is regularly reviewed through formal end of term assessments but also through low stakes class assessments, informal observation of pupils and assessment of class work.

Year 7 Topics:

  • Number: place value
  • Number: Addition and subtraction
  • Number: Multiplication and Division
  • Transformations
  • Fractions 1
  • Statistics 1
  • Number: Negative Numbers
  • Algebra 1
  • Geometry: Lines and Angles

Year 8 Topics:

  • Some time spent reviewing and consolidating topics taught in year 7.
  • Fractions 2
  • Number: Percentages
  • Probability
  • Algebra 2
  • Geometry: Circles and Area Ratio, Proportion and rates of change.
  • Statistics
  • Geometry: 3D shapes

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